As “The Star-Spangled Banner” crackled through the sounds of the attack, patsy saw her mother begin to cry.
One day, patsy was in a supermarket checkout line with her son.
“The planes were so low we could see the pilots,” patsy says.
John, and patsy slept in a double bed squeezed into Mike's office and Burke slept with the Archuleta's son.
When Lange played patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams, she lip-synced.
Any way, whatever the reason of it was, he had patsy Flaherty leathering the mare like the devil.
patsy had vanished; Mrs. Burke watched him from the shadow at the side of the window.
After a consultation with patsy, the doctor undertook to speak seriously to the unreasonably afflicted men.
It was old to me, but new to patsy, and she was deeply interested.
In this the latter had the advantage, for patsy came in wide open, swinging his right in a perilous sweep.
"fall guy, victim of a deception," 1903, of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration of Italian pazzo "madman" (see patch (n.2)), or south Italian dialectal paccio "fool." Another theory traces it to Patsy Bolivar, character created by Billy B. Van in an 1890s vaudeville skit who was blamed whenever anything went wrong.
"Poor Rogers," Vincent said, still smiling, "he is always the 'Patsy Bolivar' of the school."
"Yes," Frank answered, "if there are any mistakes to be made or trouble to fall into, Rogers seems to be always the victim." ["Anthony Yorke," "A College Boy," 1899]
[1903+; apparently fr the name of Patsy Bolivar, a character in a minstrel skit of the 1880s, who was blamed for whatever went wrong]